What Does an Immigration Consultant Do?

An immigration consultant is a person who helps people immigrate from one country to another country, and through legal and documentation process to increase the chances of immigration for study, work, travel or business purpose.

An immigration consultant’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing clients’ chances of being approved for a visa;
  • Preparing clients for VISA interviews, if needed;
  • Helping prepare a clients’ immigration applications and paperwork, or proofreading them to ensure they are accurate and error-free;
  • Assisting clients in all facets of immigration to Canada, including family sponsorship, express entry, refugee claims, permanent residency, or studying/working in Canada.

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How Are Immigration Consultants Regulated in Canada?

The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is a national regulatory body that serves and protects the public by overseeing licensed immigration and citizenship consulting and international student advising professionals. The ICCRC is designated by the government of Canada in July 2011, to regulate Canadian immigration, citizenship and international student advising services.

One must complete and pass the Full Skills Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to obtain proper designations. Qualified service providers of these regulated professions are known as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs).

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How Much Does an Immigration Consultant Make?

According to PayScale Canada, the average salary for an Immigration Consultant is C$45,817 per year. The average annual salary for immigration consultant ranges from $30,033 to $65,272, including a maximum annual bonus of $5,817.

The job satisfaction for the occupation of immigration consultant is evidentially high. Most professional are very satisfied with their job. In fact, the proportion of female in this field outweighs the proportion of males by a lot. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job, and common health benefits such as dental, medical and vision are available for all professionals in this field.

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How to Become an Immigration Consultant?

To register with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), there are several requirements you need to meet.

You need to have the Knowledge of Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law; clean police background checks for all countries you have lived in for 6+ months since you were 18 years old; meet a certain language test standard (for instance, a score 6.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking in IELTS); complete a post-secondary accredited Program, such as the Immigration Consultant Program we offer at Bay/Bloor Campus and Mississauga Campus; complete and pass the ICCRC Full Skills Exam. You also need to obtain a citizenship or permanent residence of Canada or Indian Status.

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The Immigration Consultant Diploma program at Academy of Learning Career College is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities within the immigration consultancy field. Students learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession required to advise and represent potential immigrants before Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board, and the Canadian Border Services Agency. The accredited Immigration Consultant Diploma program also prepares students to write the Full Skills Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to obtain their Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation.

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